Golden Oriole, Oriolus oriolus. Regular visitor on migration; has nested. Mosdy recorded in southern England in thick woodland, especially oak.
DESCRIPTION: 9 1/2 inches. Male as shown, female a duller yellow-
VOICE: Beautiful two or three note whistle of male suggested by German name Pirol. Also screeches and cat-
HABITS: Very difficult to see; spends most time in thick cover. Fast but heavy and undulating flight with final sweep up to perch. Usually in ones or twos in Britain.
MAY BE CONFUSED with 78, 101.